Resources

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA's mission is to advance science on the causes and consequencesof drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.This portal provides for detailed information on science of addiction, including extensive information about substance use disorders. NIDA supports research on drug abuse and addiction.

https://www.drugabuse.gov/

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides a searchable on-line registry of substance abuse interventionsNREPP helps people, agencies, and organizations identify and implement evidence-based programs and practices in their communities.

https://www.samhsa.gov/capt/tools-learning-resources/national-registry-evidence-based-programs

Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network

ATTC's mission is to accelerate the adoption and implementation of evidence-based and promising addiction treatment and recovery-oriented practices and services; to heighten the awareness, knowledge, and skills of the workforce that addresses the needs of people with substance use or other behavioral health disorders; and to foster regional and national alliances among culturally diverse practitioners, researchers, policy makers, funders, and the recovery community.

http://www.attcnetwork.org/

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

Among the AAAP's mission is to romote high quality evidence-based screening, assessment and treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders and to translate and disseminate evidence-based research to clinical practice and public policy.

http://www.aaap.org/

American Society of Addiction Medicine

ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.

http://www.asam.org/

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

http://www.aa.org/

National Drug Control Policy

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) works to reduce drug use and its consequences by leading and coordinating the development, implementation, and assessment of U.S. drug policy.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp

Patient Stories

Zoe’s Story

"My name is Robin Kellner. My daughter Zoe was a bright, beautiful loving child. She grew into a vivacious teenager with tons of friends. She went off to college -- and began a struggle with drug misuse. At 22, she died at home in her bedroom. This is her story. "

http://www.zoe-story.com/

Smart Recovery Stories

SMART Recovery participants share their stories of addiction recovery from alcohol abuse, drug abuse, self-harm, and substance abuse as well as other addictions and unhealthy behaviors.

http://www.smartrecovery.org/resources/stories.htm